A facility to dispose of unwanted household chemicals and other hazardous material is now open at the Fremantle Recycling Centre in Western Australia.
Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) includes items like aerosols, batteries and paint that can’t be disposed of in household bins. It does not include items such as asbestos, used motor oil, tyres or industrial or commercial waste.
The HHW program is funded through the state government’s Waste Levy and delivered in partnership with the Waste Authority and the Western Australian Local Government Association.
The City of Fremantle’s HHW facility was established using a $50,000 state government grant.
Deputy Mayor Andrew Sullivan said the new HHW facility was a welcome addition to the services available at the Fremantle Recycling Centre.
“The Fremantle Recycling Centre already offers a fantastic service where residents of Fremantle and East Fremantle can drop off recyclable items and household junk, and it also has a great re-use shop where people can pick up some second-hand bargains,” he said.
“The new the HHW facility is another great addition to the Recycling Centre because gives people the opportunity to clear out all the old nasties lurking at the back of the shed or in the laundry cupboard and dispose of them safely.”
The City of Fremantle HHW facility is open to all households, not just Fremantle residents, and is free to use.